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Software Development Manager

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Software Development Manager

Dundrum - Dublin 16

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RSA and

Founded in 1710, we are a 300-year-old organisation that is empowering people to put the right things in place to prepare them for their future so that they can live a more fulfilled life free from worry and anxiety.

Built on resilience, expertise, and human empathy, we provide insurance that makes people’s lives easier. We learn from our experiences and build on our strengths every day to deliver the best products and services in the market. We are always searching for the best protection for our customers with our extensive range of Commercial and Personal Lines products driven by our network of Insurance brokers, scale partners and via our brand.

With a global footprint, we have leading positions in Scandinavia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Middle East. In Ireland, we have offices in Belfast, Galway, and Dublin, where we empower our people work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers. We know that if we plan for tomorrow, we can truly make a positive impact on people’s lives today.

Looking to the future

In order to be there for our customers during their greatest challenges we are looking for like-minded individuals who will embrace our strategy:

Our Vision — our ambition:

Prepared to make the difference

Our Mission — how we will live our vision:

Harnessing human expertise with agile technology

Our Purpose — why we go to work every day:

To empower people

Our Values — our DNA:

Love simplicity, Better every day, Do the right thing, Boundless ambition

We’re looking for people that are open, engaged, curious and striving to make a real difference not only in their own lives – but in the lives of those around them.


Culture and Community

Culture and community are a key priority within our organisation. We strive to create a diverse and vibrant workforce where everyone feels valued, and everyone’s voice is heard.  In RSA and 123.i.e., career progression is nurtured, and performance is recognised. We help people move forward in life that’s why we put steps in place to encourage our colleagues to learn, adapt and grow.

We cultivate an open and transparent culture where people can be their true selves. RSA and 123.i.e., support a stimulated workforce where individuals feel more fulfilled in their role and more comfortable in who they are as a person. Most importantly, we care about our environment and the communities around us.

We support programmes and events that give back and enhance the lives of the vulnerable and those in need. We have a dedicated Corporate Responsibility programme that facilitates new ways of thinking to help reduce our carbon footprint, protect our planet for future generations and give back to our communities.


Software Development Manager

As an experienced software manager, you will be responsible for the architecture definition and evolution of core applications technology to support the business. You will be leading a team of developers with backgrounds in .Net, Java and Angular. You will take a lead role to define solutions from start to finish and will play the role of expert advisor on a regular basis as part of project implementations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the business and project leads to define and plan activities of the software development lifecycle with a key focus on solution scoping and architecture definition.  
  • Supports the project team to design, implement and release software change to core business systems.
  • Lead software architecture and technical designs reviews. Owns the roadmap for software change and technology adoption.
  • Enabling and supporting new ways of working with Squads
  • Software development management within a matrix type organisation
  • Amplify the leadership values and behaviors we expect leaders namely, care for people, creating an open and honest environment, driving change, accountability
  • Hiring, 1-1’s, mentoring and developing the team, drive constant skills improvement across all roles
  • Third line of technical expert contact for escalations from IT teams.
  • Participates as part of the IT Management team reporting to the CIO


We are looking for someone who has:

  • A degree in computer science from a recognised University or Technical College followed by a minimum of 10 years professional experience multi-platform high volume transaction environment.
  • Led major software projects, managing multiple work streams and technical change through to live production operation.
  • Proven track record in design and implementation of secure, high availability platforms.
  • Great command of software engineering principles and practices with “hands on” when needed.
  • A real passion for IT and new technologies.


Personal Skills Requirements:

  • You have a strong attention to detail and great communication skills.
  • You like results, taking ownership for tasks and overcoming obstacles.
  • Great problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively is key.
  • Proficient building high performance teams
  • Self-motivated, organized and customer focused.
  • You value teamwork.


RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.

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